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Project by edwood1975 posted 10-06-2017 02:30 AM 737 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A colleague of mine asked me to make a Kitchen Island as they were moving into a new apartment and needed more prep space.

So I went to my trusty Sketchup Make Program and started to design I had a few design elements in mind, drop leaf, portable wine rack, on casters, 2 drawers and 2 cabinet doors.

Below you can see the Sketchup model of the island

I wont go into too much detail about the build because I made a blog and you can find it here, there are also some video entries but watch them at your peril, I have some skills but video making and editing isn’t one of them and to be honest I made these videos to communicate with the customer.

Materials:
I used basic big box store materials for the build
(2) Sheets of Plywood
(13) 1×2x8’
(2) 2×2x8’
(5) 2×4x8’
Casters

Tools Needed:
Miter Saw
Pocket Hole Jig
Biscuit Joiner
Drill / Driver
A million clamps lol

To be honest this was a very long build because there were so many projects within this project eg include:
1. Locked miter joint drawers

2. Shaker style frame and panel doors

3. Large panel glue up for the counter… I looked at a dozen videos and found a way that used pipe clamps and
cauls and using plastic pipe to protect the pipe clamps from glue squeeze out


4. Towel rail using 2×2 and some dowel (dowel inside a dowel style)

5. Drop leaf : I had to use collapsible bracket I got at Woodcraft which I never did before

6. Another 1st was making my own moulding on the router table.. used this to outline the frame and panels used in the carcass.

7. Making a wine rack another long little project but fun, see below

8. Large frame and panel carcass that wasn’t necessarily like building a cabinet carcass, all the components were built separately and then assembled into each other with glue and pocket hole butt joints

Oh yes I finished the butcher block style top with butcher block conditioner and the new owners will be painting the carcass white I will try and get a picture of that when it happens as I am not doing it, my basement is too dusty and not capable of painting something white.

That’s all I have thanks for looking and have a great day

-- Ed





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torus

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#1 posted 10-06-2017 03:02 AM

Superb! Both island and story!

So, did you get it out of your basement?

-- "It's getting better..." - put this on my RIP stone!

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edwood1975

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#2 posted 10-06-2017 03:18 AM



Superb! Both island and story!

So, did you get it out of your basement?

- torus


Thanks very much torus very generous the story to me is part of the build I wish I could go into more details in all my projects

And NO it’s still in the basement until I can get someone to help me with it.. I’m really playing with the idea of making a ramp out of 2×4s and CDx plywood

-- Ed

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helluvawreck

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#3 posted 10-06-2017 12:36 PM

This kitchen cart is a beautiful piece and has a wonderful design. It displays a lot of fine quality and craftsmanship.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#4 posted 10-06-2017 01:38 PM



This kitchen cart is a beautiful piece and has a wonderful design. It displays a lot of fine quality and craftsmanship.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

- helluvawreck

Charles thank you , coming from you that is a real compliment

-- Ed

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#5 posted 10-06-2017 01:59 PM

I am loving this beautiful island ….like the drop leaf …and wine rack …and also a superb job on drawers ….awesome detail the whole way around this piece ….good idea for clamps also ….GREAT JOB :<)) GRATZ TOP 3

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#6 posted 10-06-2017 02:05 PM



I am loving this beautiful island ….like the drop leaf …and wine rack …and also a superb job on drawers ….awesome detail the whole way around this piece ….good idea for clamps also ….GREAT JOB :<)) GRATZ TOP 3

- GR8HUNTER

Thanks alot .. this project was a big skill builder

-- Ed

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GR8HUNTER

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#7 posted 10-06-2017 02:18 PM

WELL …since you have sketch up skills ..I am sure that really helps you out …. :<))

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#8 posted 10-06-2017 02:30 PM



WELL …since you have sketch up skills ..I am sure that really helps you out …. :<))

- GR8HUNTER

Yes it does but nothing ever really goes to plan… sometimes you have to compensate for an oversight and when dealing with wood that especially true

-- Ed

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torus

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#9 posted 10-06-2017 08:05 PM

Ed

Can I ask a question? Why did you choose different style for drawers front and doors below?

-- "It's getting better..." - put this on my RIP stone!

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#10 posted 10-06-2017 08:41 PM



Ed

Can I ask a question? Why did you choose different style for drawers front and doors below?

- torus

I wanted the drawers to be more of a focal point since there not going to be painted and the doors are

-- Ed

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#11 posted 10-06-2017 08:41 PM



Ed

Can I ask a question? Why did you choose different style for drawers front and doors below?

- torus

And the doors needed more meat on the frame for hinges

-- Ed

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